Anthony Davis confirmed Friday he will miss 10-14 days after suffering a right ankle sprain in the second of the New Orleans Pelicans' two preseason games in China against the Houston Rockets. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said he doesn't know the severity of the sprain, but a source told The Undefeated's Marc Spears after the game Wednesday morning that Davis suffered a Grade 2 ankle sprain and would miss 10-14 days.
Gentry said Davis' injury "happens all the time" and that he just "needs the necessary days to make it better." Davis is "going to be back soon, there's not anything to be concerned about," Gentry said.
Davis said he'd like to play in the Pelicans' regular-season opener on Oct. 26 against the Denver Nuggets, which comes 14 days after the injury first occurred. But Davis also said he wants to be smart about the injury to avoid further complications. "We're constantly checking on it every day," Davis said. "When I feel ready and able to get back on the floor, then I'll get back on the floor."
Marc J. Spears: Pelicans big man Anthony Davis expected to be out 10-15 days after suffering a Grade 2 ankle sprain in Beijing, source told @TheUndefeated.
Marc J. Spears: Pelicans big man Anthony Davis does not have a serious foot injury and is walking around fine after being injured in the 1st quarter tonight in Beijing versus Houston, a source said.
Scott Kushner: Gentry said he's unsure how severe Anthony Davis' ankle sprain is. He has not yet spoken to trainers about it.
It was Davis' first full-scaled work with his teammates since he underwent a surgical procedure in March to fix a stress reaction problem in his left knee cap. Davis also suffered a torn labrum last season, but he did not require surgery on his left shoulder. ''I feel great and I'm just happy to be out there,'' Davis said. ''I love the game so much that it started to be frustrating when I couldn't play or they pull you out. The main goal is to be ready for October 26 (opener against Denver). ''Right now, I think I'm heading in the right direction toward getting there. Today everything felt great. I feel like I'm more explosive than what I was and more powerful.''
Roughly 5 1/2 months after undergoing a procedure on his left knee that ended his 2015-16 season, three-time All-Star power forward Anthony Davis has been cleared for basketball activity. Davis scrimmaged for the first time on Wednesday. The 23-year-old has added some strength to his frame and now weighs 250 pounds, up more than 30 pounds from his rookie season of 2012-13.
Justin Verrier: Dell Demps tells Jim Rome Anthony Davis is already shooting, expected to be back to activity in early August. bit.ly/29OPSXU
Davis: “I couldn’t explode. I didn’t feel like myself. The first play of the game, I airballed a layup. There were a couple plays where I could’ve dunked the ball, but I couldn’t really get up. It just bothered me, to the point where I couldn’t really move or do the things I usually do on the court.” What happened Friday began the decision-making process to start thinking about being healthy for the 2016-17 campaign. Davis will still be only 23 years old when next season tips off in October.
“We definitely came to an agreement, to figure out what’s best for the long term,” Davis said. “As a player, you don’t want to have chronic pains or a chronic injury with anything. I want to play double-digit years in the league, not just seven or eight years. It sucks, but it’s something that needs to be done.”
After further evaluation and consultation with Dr. Neal ElAttrach in Los Angeles, it has been determined that Davis won’t require surgery on his left shoulder to repair a partially torn labrum.
Anthony Davis is expected to travel to Los Angeles later this week to undergo surgery for a torn labrum in his left shoulder and undergo a surgical procedure to fix a tendon problem in his left knee. Davis said Monday that his doctor might as well knock both of them out at the same time.
Jim Eichenhofer: Anthony Davis says he won't be able to play in Olympics, but will be ready for training camp for #Pelicans
Anthony Davis’ season is over. Alvin Gentry told reporters during his pregame media session Sunday that New Orleans has decided to shut down the three-time All-Star for the remaining 14 games of 2015-16, a decision that factors in the 23-year-old’s left knee and shoulder injuries. “We’re going to shut him down. He’s done for the year,” Gentry said. “It’s unfortunate, but he’s got an issue with his shoulder that he’s played with the whole season. It’s amazing when people talk about him being soft or whatever; they don’t understand that he’s played through a situation with his shoulder the entire season.”
Along with what appears to have been a season-long issue with his shoulder, Davis injured his left knee Friday vs. Portland, when he was contacted by Portland’s C.J. McCollum and teammate Jrue Holiday. The knee also needs treatment. “He has an issue with his knee that we’re going to get corrected,” Gentry said. “I think for us, we have to look at things long term, and we have to look at what’s best for the future of our franchise. For that reason, he won’t play anymore this season.”
Brett Dawson: The Pelicans are shutting down Anthony Davis for the season, Alvin Gentry says.
Sean Kelley: The @New Orleans Pelicans are shutting @Anthony Davis down for the season due to knee and shoulder injuries.
John Reid: Anthony Davis has a left knee injury and a shoulder problem. Alvin Gentry said they are consulting with doctors on a conference call today.
Anthony Davis was held out of the second half of the New Orleans Pelicans' 117-112 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday with what New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry described as a sore left knee. “There’s no reason for us to take any kind of chances with him right now,” Gentry said. “So that’s why we just held him out. I didn’t think it made sense to try to stick him back out there and play in the situation that we’re in right now.
Mark Berman: Alvin Gentry says Anthony Davis is fine. He'll play tonight for the Pelicans against the #Rockets
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will play Saturday night against the Brooklyn Nets after clearing the NBA's concussion protocol, Davis left the Pelicans' 112-111 loss to Houston on Monday after his head collided with teammate Tyreke Evans' elbow in the second quarter. He was sidelined for just one game, a nine-point win over Sacramento.
Brett Dawson: Pelicans officially say Anthony Davis is out vs. Clippers today. Quincy Pondexter, too, of course.
The Pelicans officially listed Davis as questionable to play for the game that will tip off 2:30 p.m. central. ''Obviously, he's just really sore,'' Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said after Saturday 's practice.''There's nothing there that's (structurally) damaged just a bruise. We'll just how to see how he feels. He fell really hard and hit on a piece of a chair that got him pretty good really. He took out a whole row there. We'll see how it goes.''
Pelicans forward Anthony Davis bruised his lower back diving into the stands during New Orleans' game against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Davis left the game and never returned.
The Pelicans will face the Jazz in Salt Lake City on Saturday before heading back to New Orleans to host the Grizzlies on Tuesday. Gentry said Davis’s status for the Jazz game will be determined after further testing on Saturday. “We don’t know,” Gentry said of Davis. “It’s something that will have to be looked at [Saturday].”
September 28, 2021 | 6:12 pm EDT Update
Things can change fast, but league sources don’t sense that a deal is anywhere close right now. The Sixers still hope Simmons will return to the team so they can experiment with his role, or increase his value and help create more trade possibilities. On media day, Morey compared the Simmons situation to that of Aaron Rodgers, who threatened to leave the Green Bay Packers but ended up returning for one more season. The Sixers hope Simmons will choose to do the same.
Six weeks ago, a Sixers contingent including Doc Rivers, executives Daryl Morey and Elton Brand, and owner Josh Harris flew to Los Angeles hoping to convince Ben Simmons to return to Philadelphia for training camp, or at least gain clarity on why he wants out. But sources with knowledge of the meeting say Simmons, who was accompanied by his agent, Rich Paul, gave no clear reason for why he demanded to be traded earlier in the offseason.
League sources say the primary motivation for Klutch Sports’ aggressive holdout is to steer him to a team built around him on offense. No matter the roster makeup in Philly, he will only ever be no. 2 as long as Embiid is healthy.
To the opinionated Charles Oakley, the Knicks carry questions into their second season under Tom Thibodeau. And that starts with Julius Randle. “I always said they haven’t had a star player since Carmelo. Now they got a star,” Oakley told the Daily News. “But there’s a lot of teams that got stars, so can that star get to the next level? I don’t know. Can he win seven games more than last year? Was last year fool’s gold? You don’t want to go back to 7th and 8th seed when you were at 4.”
Only about five months ago – as the Knicks were surging toward the fourth seed – Oakley labeled Randle better than Zion Williamson. But after Randle’s playoff dud against the Hawks, Oakley seemed to carry more skepticism. “They don’t have one guy who you could put the ball in their hands,” he said. “I don’t know if they have that kind of All-Star. They have an All-Star, but what kind of All-Star? Are you an A, B, C. There are stages of All-Stars.”
Oakley is always comfortable voicing his opinions, especially on the Knicks, but was speaking Tuesday because of his expanding portfolio. In addition to his memoir being released early next year (‘The Last Enforcer’), Oakley is hosting a streaming show premiering Oct. 7. The show, entitled “Chopping it Up with Charles Oakley,” is based on the Knicks legend’s second passion — cooking. The premise is Oakley prepares a meal requested by a celebrity guest — (he teased former NBAers Dominique Wilkens, Stephen Jackson, Jim Jackson and Steve Smith, along with actresses LisaRaye McCoy and Jazmin Lewis) — and they spark up a conversation. The show, produced by the For Us By Us Network, will stream on FOX Soul.
September 28, 2021 | 5:59 pm EDT Update
The deal the Lakers offered, which was reportedly worth nearly $84 million, eclipsed the comparatively paltry $5.9 taxpayer mid-level exception Schröder took to sign for a season with Brad Stevens and the Celtics. So what happened? According to Schröder, the situation is complicated. “The Lakers told us we are not talking during the season, and at the end of the day, I never had that contract in front of me,” Schröder told reporters at Celtics media day. “That’s one thing. But they wanted to talk and at the end of the day, me and my agent decided not to sign their contract.”